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31Aug/12Off

Polymorphous Caption Perversity (NSFW)

Scrambled Polymorphous Perversity screenshot

Reckless, tasteless humour today, I'm afraid. Proceed only if you wish to see my favourite NSFW screenshot from Polymorphous Perversity...

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21Aug/12Off

A Letter to Nicolau Chaud (NSFW)

The following article is about Nicolau Chaud's sex game Polymorphous Perversity; it is most definitely NSFW, contains spoilers through to the game's ending and discusses sexual violence.

Proceed with caution.

Dear Nicolau,

We've been friends for nearly two years now, since I wrote about Marvel Brothel and, well, indirectly got Marvel to take legal action against the RMN site. Yay me.

Since then, we've traded observations and thoughts on game design and the nature of development. Nonetheless, having a great back catalogue saves no developer from the box-office bomb or the magnum opus that pisses off the fans. With the months ticking by, I was anxious about the ongoing development of your sex game Polymorphous Perversity, passing from the realms of hobby project to obsession. The more hype the project received, the more likely it would disappoint.

I know you've been anxious to hear my thoughts, so I'll start with this: you set yourself up to fail.

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4Oct/11Off

Not Safe For Work

Warning: This week's post is NSFW. Proceed with caution.

[screenshot: "but it attracted many men"]

Nicolau "Calunio" Chaud's blog, June 2011:

"Making this game has been a very interesting and weird experience. Researching sexual preferences, googling for pictures, spriting 24x32 sex, reading and writing porn, getting e-mails with naked pictures from players... it's all very weird. Fun, at first, but gets somewhat unpleasant after a while, and the feeling of numbness I'm getting towards the theme is disturbing."

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5Nov/10Off

Dark Room Sex Game

I tweeted this some time back but I don't think enough people took a look at it... and as I've got a crowd of sex-crazed maniacs coming to the site looking at brothelware, I thought I should feed the audience more of the same.

This is Dark Room Sex Game from Copenhagen Game Collective, who I developed an interest in after I saw B.U.T.T.O.N. at the Eurogamer Expo. It's not PC. But when you've got YouTube like this, who cares?

2Nov/10Off

969 on Marvel Brothel

UPDATE 09 Nov 2010: Marvel Brothel been taken down for trademark infringement. Chaud has written up his thoughts over on his blog.

UPDATE 18 Nov 2010: I posted an interview with Chaud.

UPDATE 22 Nov 2010: Legal situation is discussed by Girl Gamer, Esq.

UPDATE 19 Dec 2010: To set the internet record straight, I am both father and husband. That is to say, not a woman. Sorry if you were looking for a woman's words on a brothel game although there is an anonymous comment below that provides a quick opinion of that sort. Other than that, Happy Christmas!

Superhero brothel sims are pretty thin on the ground. So thank ye Gods that Brazilian developer Nicolau Chaud released Marvel Brothel way back in January. Possibly the most unique game I have played all year, a promising contender for Crown of Weird 2010.

Chaud used RPG Maker 2003 to create a brothel sim in JRPG format, attempting to improve upon another game: Hentai Brothel Sim. Hentai Brothel Sim is a clumsy mixture of punishing text-laden interface with pornographic hentai art; reduced to its fundamentals, it's a game that rewards masochistic play with sexual imagery. In contrast, Marvel Brothel is light-hearted and barely makes it to the soft porn category - it's unlikely to get anyone crafting with their wood.

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